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Wounded N.C. Officer's Condition Upgraded

October 07, 2013  | 

Photo via Morehead City PD.
Photo via Morehead City PD.
The Morehead City (N.C.) Police officer wounded in an accidental shooting at a training exercise has been taken off a respirator and his condition upgraded to fair, reports the Daily News.

Officer Garrett Hardin, 22, remains in fair condition Monday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. He was taken to the hospital following the Oct. 2 shooting.

During a training exercise, Officer Hardin was shot in the chest by Officer Marvin Willis III. He was not wearing his ballistic vest.


Comments (5)

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Pup @ 10/7/2013 2:49 PM

Does anyone have information how the incident occurred? Why is the department keeping tight lip about the incident? Or did I miss it? If it was a training exercise, and even though the officer wasn't wearing his vest, who made the mistake of not checking the weapon to avoid this type of accident?

judith hinsdale @ 10/7/2013 4:28 PM

Why wasn't he wearing his vest and why were they shooting at each other with live ammo?

tony belsito @ 10/7/2013 4:41 PM

Regarles of the reasons, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Speedy recovery.

John @ 10/7/2013 5:56 PM

PLEASE PLEASE I make a product that will stop these shootings in training

Fabian Rutherford @ 10/7/2013 8:06 PM

This type of situation, (accident), is probably being taken very rough by family, fellow officers, & dept. Everyone involved would probably be very appreciative if they could get prayers for the officer & his family & I am quite sure the other officer involved as well as his family need the prayers and words of encouragement. It would be nice for the grown adult officers here to give support, not arm chair quarterbacking the situation for them or trying to sell something. Please show some respect, it could've been any one of us at some point & all officers know this. Respect them, please.

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